Press Statement: PDP Urges NASS to Override President Buhari’s Veto on Electoral Act Amendment

Kola Ologbondiyan PDP National Publicity Secretary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) urges the National Assembly to immediately override the vetoing of the Electoral Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The PDP says Buhari’s veto did not come as a surprise, since his commitment to a free and fair 2019 election was mere lip service.

It is now manifestly clear to Nigerians that all the reasons adduced by President Buhari for withholding his assent in the past were lame excuses.

The clerical and drafting arguments put forward by President Buhari could not in anyway outweigh the importance of amendments meant to engender a free, fair, credible and transparent elections in 2019.

The PDP therefore charges the National Assembly to stand with Nigerians in the overall quest for credible elections by immediately overriding President Buhari on the bill.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

September 3, 2018

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